Presentations

“City of Gods: Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens—New York City, 1945-2001” Biannual Multicultural Forum Lecture, Liberal Arts Department and Students for Diversity, Delaware Valley College, April 21, 2011.

“Public/Private Urban Space and the Social Limits of Religious Pluralism,” Columbia University Seminar on Religion in New York, April 16, 2010.

“Religious Pluralism in Flushing, Queens,” Harvard University Pluralism Project Reception, AAR, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 6, 2009.

“Commemorating the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657 350 Years Later: A History and Reflections on its Meaning Today,” Keynote Address for opening reception of exhibit “‘This Case of Conscience’: Spiritual Flushing and the Remonstrance,” Queens Museum of Art, April 6, 2008.

“Public/Private Urban Space and the Social Limits of Religious Pluralism,” The American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA, November 18, 2007.

“City of Gods: Religious Pluralism in Flushing, Queens,” Museum of the City of New York, November 15, 2007.

“The Flushing Remonstrance of 1657: Then and Now,” 31st Annual Law, Youth, and Citizenship Conference, New York State Bar Association, Lake George, NY, October 25, 2007.

“Immigration and Religious Diversity in ‘the Birthplace of Religious Freedom’: Religious Pluralism in Flushing, Queens,” Conference on Queens History, Queens College, Flushing, NY, October 13, 2007.

Keynote Address, Difficult Dialogues Project, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY, May 4, 2007.

“Religion in Queens,” Consultation on Researching and Teaching Religions in New York City, Columbia University, October 27, 2006.

“American Immigration History and American Religious History,” Boisi Center for the Study of Religion and American Public Life, Boston College. June 16, 2005.

“Multi-Ethnic Congregations in a Microcosm of World Religions: Snapshots from Flushing, Queens,” The American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA, November 23, 2003.

“A Blessing and a Curse? Modern Flushing and Pluralism,” 1st Global Conference on Critical Issues in Pluralism, Mansfield College, Oxford University (UK), September 20, 2003.

“Consecrating ‘a National Shrine to Religious Freedom’: Bowne House and the Tercentenary of Vlissingen (Flushing) in 1945,” Researching NY Conference: Perspectives on Empire State History, SUNY-Albany, November 22, 2002.

“Neighborhood Narratives in the City of Gods: Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism on Bowne Street in Flushing, New York,” The Immigration and Ethnic History Society, The American Historical Association, Boston, MA, January 7, 2001. Organizer of session.

“Intra-and Extra-Religioethnic Encounters: Responses to Plurality Among Hindu Temples on Bowne Street in Flushing, New York,” The American Academy of Religion, Boston, MA, November 20, 1999. Organizer of session.

“Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam of Flushing, New York,” International Conference on the Hindu Diaspora, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, August 23, 1997.